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Edi’s Shaders 1.20, 1.19.4 → 1.18.2

Developer👤rux's
Style🌅Realistic
Support GPUs
Loaders
Performance ImpactLow
Settings21
Features Ambient Occlusion
CreatedSep 25, 2014
UpdatedNov 20, 2015
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Edi’s Shaders is a nifty, realistic shader that works with the latest Minecraft versions. Before attempting installation, you should first ensure you have a compatible version of the Shader Mod by Karyonix, Optifine, or Iris Shaders installed in your mods directory.

The main thing accomplished by Edi’s Shaders pack is to make Minecraft look more realistic with things like lens flares when looking towards the sun, ripples and waves in bodies of water, realistic clouds rather than the blocky, ugly things you usually get, and an overall increase in FPS on top of all this. It’s hard to believe that any shader mod would actually lead to Minecraft getting more frames per second, but Edi’s Shaders mod manages to do it for some users. For the greatest improvement in FPS, you’ll also need to be using Optifine alongside this shader pack.

Because there are three different versions of Edi’s Shaders mod, it’s hard to nail down any specific requirements, but easy to say what each version needs. V1 was the first version, and it’s also the one that gives the best FPS among the three. It doesn’t have any special requirements. V2 has new water and cloud effects, which do increase the demands on your GPU. However, it is not compatible with AMD brand graphics cards, so keep that in mind. V3 fixes that compatibility issue and lets Edi’s Shaders work with AMD cards, but the water is seriously buggy.

If you want a realistic shader pack that actually manages to make Minecraft run more smoothly and quickly in some cases, then you should take a long, hard look at Edi’s Shaders mod. With “fake” volumetric clouds and realistic lighting and water effects, it’s one of the best-looking shaders for Minecraft. This is a pretty good shader pack overall, and with three different versions to choose from, you’re sure to find one that suits you.

Edi’s compatible versions:
  • 1.20
  • 1.19.4
  • 1.19.3
  • 1.19.2
  • 1.19.1
  • 1.19
  • 1.18.2
  • 1.18.1
  • 1.18
  • 1.17.1
  • 1.17
  • 1.16.5
  • 1.16.4
  • 1.16.3
  • 1.16.2
  • 1.16.1
  • 1.16
  • 1.15.2
  • 1.15.1
  • 1.15
  • 1.14.4
  • 1.14.3
  • 1.14.2
  • 1.14.1
  • 1.14
  • 1.13.2
  • 1.13.1
  • 1.13
  • 1.12.2
  • 1.12.1
  • 1.12
  • 1.11.2
  • 1.11.1
  • 1.11
  • 1.10.2
  • 1.10.1
  • 1.10
  • 1.9.4
  • 1.9.3
  • 1.9.2
  • 1.9.1
  • 1.9
  • 1.8.9
  • 1.8.8
  • 1.8.7
  • 1.8.6
  • 1.8.5
  • 1.8.4
  • 1.8.3
  • 1.8.2
  • 1.8.1
  • 1.8
  • 1.7.10
  • 1.7.9
  • 1.7.8
  • 1.7.7
  • 1.7.6
  • 1.7.5
  • 1.7.4
  • 1.7.2
  • 1.7
  • 1.6.4
  • 1.6.2

Features

Over 1 new features are available in Edi’s Shaders to enhance your gaming experience.

📊 Performance Impacts

  • None
    No performance decreases
  • Small
    ~5%
  • Medium
    ~10%
  • High
    ~25%
  • Extreme
    +50%

How To Install Edi’s Shaders

Supported Optifine Recommend • 1.19.1—1.8.8
  • Support Forge / Vanilla
  • Extra features
  • Good performance
Supported Iris Recommend • 1.19.1—1.16.2
  • Support Fabric / Quilt
  • Better performance, depend on your hardware
Supported GLSL Shaders Discontinued • 1.8—1.6.4
  • No modding required Support Forge
  • No modding required Older versions of Minecraft are supported
Optifine Installation Guide

Note

Your device must have Java installed to run the Forge and Optifine installers.

Quick Java Installation Guide
  1. Download Java

    Download the Java installer from the official website here.

  2. Open Installer

    Once you have downloaded the file, run it and click the Install button.

How to install Edi’s Shaders with Optifine?

  1. Download Optifine

    Get the latest version of Optifine for your Minecraft version.
    Download Optifine

  2. Install Optifine

    Run the Optifine installer and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

  3. Download Edi’s Shaders

    Go to the download section and get shaders zip file. Unzip the file if necessary, as some shader developers may bundle multiple shader versions in one zip file.

    Jump to Download Section

  4. Launch Minecraft

    Start the Minecraft launcher and make sure you have the Optifine profile selected.

  5. In-game Shaders menu

    Go to Options > Video Settings > Shaders to access the shaders menu.

  6. Open shaderpacks folder

    Click on the "Shaders Folder" button to open the folder where shaders are stored, so you can add or remove shaders as desired.

  7. Install Edi’s Shaders

    Copy or move the downloaded Edi’s shaders zip file into the shaderpacks folder.

  8. Select Edi’s Shaders

    Choose Edi’s shader pack from the list of available shaders in the options menu.


How to install Edi’s Shaders with Forge and Optifine?

Quick Installation Guide
  1. Install Forge

    Obtain the latest version of Forge that is compatible with your Minecraft version.
    Download Minecraft Forge

  2. Launch Minecraft

    Start the Minecraft launcher and select the version of Minecraft you want to install Forge on. Run the game once by clicking on the "Play" button to create necessary files for Forge.

  3. Install Forge Client

    Double-click on the Forge installer jar file and choose "Install Client" in the window that appears.

  4. Install Optifine

    Download the Optifine jar file after Forge is installed. Move the Optifine jar file to the mods folder in the .minecraft directory.
    Download Optifine

  5. Launch Forge Profile

    Launch Minecraft using the "Forge" profile, Optifine will be automatically loaded along with Forge.

  6. Install Chocapic13's Shaders

    Now the installation is the same as from the above Optifine instructions, just follow the steps starting from step 5.

Iris Installation Guide

Note

Your device must have Java installed to run the Iris installer.

Quick Java Installation Guide
  1. Download Java

    Download the Java installer from the official website here.

  2. Open Installer

    Once you have downloaded the file, run it and click the Install button.

How to install Edi’s Shaders with Iris?

  1. Download Iris Shaders

    Find the latest version of the Iris Shaders installer and download it.
    Download Iris Installer

  2. Install Iris Shaders

    Open the downloaded jar file, and choose the preferred game version and installation type.

    ⯈ Iris Install:
    If you don't plan on using any other mods with Iris, choose this option.

    ⯈ Fabric Install:
    Choose this option if you want to use Iris with Fabric and other mods. The Iris jar files will be copied to the mods folder within the .minecraft directory.

  3. Start Installation

    After selecting the game version and installation type, click the "Install" button to start the installation process.

  4. Launch Minecraft

    Start the Minecraft launcher and make sure you have the Iris profile selected.

    Note

    Select the Fabric profile if you opt for the Fabric installation type.
  5. In-game Shader Menu

    Open the Minecraft game and go to Options > Video Settings > Shader Packs to access the shaders menu.

    Tip

    To simplify the process, simply drag and drop the shader ZIP file directly into the Minecraft window, bypassing the next two steps.
  6. Open shaderpacks folder

    Click on the "Open Shader Pack Folder" button to access the folder where shaders are stored.

  7. Install Edi’s Shaders

    Copy or move the shaders zip file into the shaderpacks folder.

  8. Select Edi’s Shaders

    Choose installed shader pack from the list of available shaders in the options menu and click the "Apply" or "Done" button to select it.

    Tip

    When the shader pack is selected, its name will be changed to yellow.
GLSL Installation Guide

Warning

Using this Shader loader is only recommended if you are playing on very old versions of Minecraft, such as 1.6.4 or 1.7.10. For the latest versions of Minecraft, please use Optifine or Iris shaders for better performance and support for the latest features.

How to install Edi’s Shaders with GLSL Shaders Mod?

  1. Install Forge

    Download the latest version of Forge that is compatible with your Minecraft version.
    Download Minecraft Forge

  2. Launch Minecraft

    Start the Minecraft launcher and select the version of Minecraft you want to install Forge on. Run the game once by clicking on the "Play" button to create the necessary files for Forge.

  3. Install Forge Client

    Double-click on the Forge installer jar file and choose "Install Client" in the window that appears.

  4. Install GLSL Shaders Mod

    Download the GLSL jar file after Forge is installed. Move the GLSL jar file to the mods folder in the .minecraft directory.
    Download GLSL Shaders

  5. Launch Forge Profile

    Launch Minecraft using the "Forge" profile, and GLSL Shaders will be automatically loaded along with Forge.

  6. In-game Shaders menu

    Go to Options > Shaders to access the shaders menu.

  7. Open shaderpacks folder

    Click on the "Open shaderpacks folder" button to open the folder where shaders are stored.

  8. Install Edi’s Shaders

    Copy or move the downloaded shaders zip file into the shaderpacks folder.

  9. Select Edi’s Shaders

    Choose Edi’s shader pack from the list of available shaders in the options menu.

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Something You Should Know

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  • 👨‍💻 rux's is the creator of Edi’s Shaders

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